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Der Holdseligen sonder Wank

Language: German

Der Holdseligen sonder Wank 
sing' ich fröhlichen Minnesang, 
denn die Reine, die ich meine 
winkt mir lieblichen Habe dank.

Gleich der sonnigen Veilchenau 
glänzt der Wonnigen Augenblau. 
Frisch und ründchen blüht ihr Mündchen 
gleich der knospenden Ros' im Tau.

Ach, bin inniglich minnewund ! 
gar zu minniglich dankt ihr Mund ! 
lacht so grüsslich, lockt so küsslich, 
dass mir's bebt in des Herzens Grund.

Ihrer Wängelein lichtes Rot 
hat kein Engelein, so mir Gott ! 
Eya, säss ich unablässlich 
bei der Preislichen bis zum Tod.

Der Holdseligen sonder Wank 
sing' ich fröhlichen Minnesang, 
denn die Reine, die ich meine, 
winkt mir lieblichen Habedank.

Translation(s): ENG DUT FRE
J. Brahms sets stanzas 1, 3-5

Submitted by John H. Campbell


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Love song", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Corien Sleeswijk) , "Minnelied", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'amour", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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